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#1 Barry Thomson

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:18 AM

hi, is it only the exhaust that needs high temperature paint or is there any other parts ie brake disc, engine etc that has to be a certain paint.

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#2 ChrisRuffell

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:38 PM

I probably wouldn’t paint the brake discs...

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:49 PM

If you're painting the exhaust or bits of it, then best to use a thermal barrier paint, like Ceramic coating.

 

Brake calipers want high temp paint (or brake caliper paint) IIRC, never painted a set myself tho.



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 03:47 PM

I have always just painted my callipers with standard hobby enamel. Never had an issue. Exhaust I have painted mine with bbq paint half the price compared to automotive stuff and works just as well.

#5 cal844

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:40 PM

I have always just painted my callipers with standard hobby enamel. Never had an issue. Exhaust I have painted mine with bbq paint half the price compared to automotive stuff and works just as well.


I agree, ideally the calipers should be stripped but you can mask them up before being painted.

I just use normal aerosol and never had an issue

#6 Barry Thomson

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:10 AM

hi all, i noticed I put brake discs and not calipers sorry for that. Thanks for the advice.



#7 InnoCooperExport

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:11 AM

I recently had a discussion down at my local car parts shop about the difference between HT paint and plain aerosols, they ended contacting Motip about it as they had no idea either. Seems Motip say their standard rattlecans should hold up to 120 Celsius. So really they're suitable for most applications except exhausts.

#8 Albino_Hedgehog

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:18 AM

Gotta be careful when doing the exhaust too!

Runs the risk of moving the heat further down the system!

#9 Homersimpson

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:26 AM

I probably wouldn’t paint the brake discs...

I've wondered about this as some modern cars have the brake disc centres painted so they don't go rusty and look awful through the alloy wheels, what type of paint do they use? I assume VHT exhaust paint would be ok?



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:41 AM

Normal rattle cans would be ok, unless a full racer

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:10 PM

Brake drums are best with HT paint as well. Heat stays in too long on them. I always burn the paint on brake drums when I'm tempted to just use normal paint once again :P




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